In Mexico City, on November 17 at the Sports Direction offices of Mexico’s National Autonomous University UNAM, the Go Sports Association was officially institutionalised after an investiture ceremony. UNAM holds around 350,000 students in different levels of academic developing and promotes a wide variety of sports such as chess – and now also go.
With this, go will be promoted in the sports events that UNAM organises, such as the University Games, and can have its own representative team. As of now, workshops within the main campus and in different UNAM venues are taking place along with events such as university tournaments, congresses, and meetings.
This is an important step in the recognition of go as a sport on other levels of public and non-governmental institutions in Mexico.
You can follow the UNAM Go Sports Association through its Facebook fan page.
Report by Emil García